Similar to the rest of the province, cases of COVID-19 continue to decline in the Kootenay Boundary following the release Wednesday on the B.C. Centre of Disease Control website of the Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map.
Golden is now has the most reported COVID-19 cases for the region with 16 cases.
The Nelson area continues to show high numbers for the region with 15 in the period between April 25 – May 1, down from 19 the previous week.
The Trail and Greater District RCMP is warning the public about a new sextortion tactic being used to target youth.
Trail RCMP became aware that the new scam that involves a suspect placing an image of a young person's face over a video or photo so it appears that the youth is nude or engaging in sexual acts. The suspect threatens to send the images to the victim's family and friends if they don't send money or gift cards.
A suspected police impersonator is facing potential charges after an off-duty RCMP officer spotted him allegedly conducting what investigators believed to be a traffic stop according to Southeast District, according Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy
Background: On March 29, 2021 at 10 a.m., human remains were found in the area south of Silver Creek in Hope, B.C. The circumstances were deemed suspicious and IHIT took conduct of the investigation. IHIT has been working with the B.C. Coroners Service to identify the human remains.
As the province’s public health emergency regarding substance related harms enters its sixth year, the BC Coroners Service reports that toxic illicit drugs have claimed the lives of 158 British Columbians in March 2021.
This raises the total number of deaths in the province for the year to 498.
Nelson continues to be the hotspot for COVID-19 cases in the Kootenay Boundary.
In the weekly update on the B.C. Centre of Disease Control website, the Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map shows Nelson topping the count during April 18 to 24 with 19 cases.
The Heritage City had 20 COVID-19 cases the week before and 13 cases between April 4-10.
In the West Kootenay, Trail has 13 cases while Castlegar and Arrow Lakes each have five and Kootenay Lake one.
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) lifted evacuation orders for three homes in the Fife Road area on the east side of Christina Lake this afternoon.
Residents have been out of their homes since the early morning hours of April 25 when debris blocking a creek at higher elevation gave way sending a torrent of water, mud and debris toward the three homes.
Residents can now return home to begin cleanup work and assess damage.
Adding a vital voice to the concerted worldwide effort to create a more sustainable and just planet, Selkirk College is leading the way amongst Canada’s post-secondary institutions by showing that strong local efforts can contribute to global goals.
Rodney Cawston, Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (CCT) and the Sinixt (sn̓ ʕaýckstx) Confederacy, said Friday was a day for celebrating after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of Rick Desautel’s protected right to hunt in British Columbia given his people's historic ties to the region.
In ruling in favour of Desautel, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the Crown’s final appeal in the R v. Desautel hunting case.
“Today’s decision reaffirms that the snʕāyckst are not extinct,” Cawston said in a media release.
According to the BC Centre of Disease Control weekly map detailing cases in specific areas of the province — April 11-17 — the Heritage City is the hotspot for COVID-19 cases in the Kootenay Boundary.
The BCCDC Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map shows Nelson topping the count for the past week with 20 cases.
The week prior, the Heritage City has 13 new COVID-19 cases.
Windermere, in the East Kootenay, dropped from 34 to 14 while Kimberley saw an increase to 17 cases.